New adhesive device could let humans walk on walls (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Could humans one day walk on walls, like Spider-Man? A palm-sized device invented at Cornell that uses water surface tension as an adhesive bond just might make it possible.
Researchers demonstrate 100-watt-level mid-infrared lasers
Northwestern University researchers have achieved a breakthrough in quantum cascade laser output power, delivering 120 watts from a single device at room temperature.
Herschel's daring test: A glimpse of things to come
Herschel opened its 'eyes' on 14 June and the Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer obtained images of M51, 'the whirlpool galaxy' for a first test observation. Scientists obtained images in three colours ...
Spiral swimmers may prove micro workhorses (w/Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Harvard researchers have created a new type of microscopic swimmer: a magnetized spiral that corkscrews through liquids and is able to deliver chemicals and push loads larger than itself.
Using amorphous and monocristalline silicon together, researchers set new efficiency record for photovoltaic cells
(Phys.org)—This week, EPFL's Institute of Microengineering presented in Frankfurt "hybrid" photovoltaic cells with an energy conversion efficiency of 21.4 percent, the highest obtained for the type of substrate ...
Intel, Micron sample 20nm NAND flash
Intel and Micron Technology today introduced a new, finer 20-nanometer (nm) process technology for manufacturing NAND flash memory. The new 20nm process produces an 8-gigabyte (GB) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND ...
Intel, Micron Introduce 25-Nanometer NAND
Intel Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. today announced the world's first 25-nanometer (nm) NAND technology, which provides a more cost-effective path for increasing storage capacity in such popular ...
University lab demonstrates 3-D printing in glass
A team of engineers and artists working at the University of Washington's Solheim Rapid Manufacturing Laboratory has developed a way to create glass objects using a conventional 3-D printer. The technique ...
Tiny 'MEMS' devices to filter, amplify electronic signals
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are developing a new class of tiny mechanical devices containing vibrating, hair-thin structures that could be used to filter electronic signals in cell phones and for other more ...
Micron announces first high-volume Phase Change Memory modules for mobile devices
Micron Technology, one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced an industry first with high-volume availability of its 45-nanometer (nm) Phase Change Memory (PCM) for mobile devices, ...
Micron Technology buying Elpida for about $750M
Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc. has agreed to buy Elpida Memory Inc. for approximately $750 million in cash in a deal that would boost its wafer manufacturing capacity by about 50 percent.
Micron, Oracle settle lawsuit over chip prices
(AP) -- Micron Technology Inc. has settled a lawsuit in which Oracle Corp. accused the Idaho memory chipmaker and other companies of artificially inflating prices for microchips.
Taiwan seeks merger with restructured Elpida
(AP) -- Taiwan's government said Wednesday it would continue to push for the consolidation of the island's memory chip makers with Elpida Memory Inc., two days after the Japanese chipmaker filed for bankruptcy.
Reducing ion exchange particles to nano-size shows big potential
Sometimes bigger isn't better. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory have successfully shown that they can replace useful little particles of monosodium titanate (MST) with even ...